Short + Sweet…

//Short + Sweet…

Short + Sweet…

Howdy #teammikey warriors!

Quick update…

I’m happy to report that Mike has been home from the hospital for a week!  He was discharged last Sunday morning!  I was grateful to be around to be able to help get him home  (Jenny’s house) and settled before flying back to Indy.  He was elated to back with his stuff and Coop 🙂  He’s feeling pretty good at this point – the TPN bag is helping keep nutrients flowing in to his system constantly, the nausea is fairly under control, he’s hungry (WOOOT!!) and grazing on some real food throughout the day.  His pain remains under control (they did not change his pain meds after all…the dilaudid is doing it’s job well).  I think a part of that relief is also coming from the fact that his mothership tumor has shrunk so much and is looking better by the day.  He’s been up and about, spending time outside and in Jen’s kitchen which is a nice change from the constant bed ridden weeks he’s had lately!

Later this month, he has a lengthy appointment in Birmingham with the UAB cancer center to see if he’s a good fit for treatment there.  Fingers crossed!!

That’s all for now…short post, but pretty good stuff, folks!



Here are a few recent pictures from hospital and home…

Changing pain pump bag and hooking back up.

Home.  We had a lot of good sibling time 🙂

Sistah is amazing caregiver extraordinaire.  Seriously.  Our rock.

Outside!  Brushing Coop daddy!  This pic brings me joy!





By | 2018-06-10T15:17:20+00:00 June 10th, 2018|12 Comments


  1. Susan Kerr June 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    I am unable to put into words my joy at seeing Mikey home. My love keeps pouring in all directions. ❤ Aunt Sue

  2. Andrea Hunt-Shelton June 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you all and loving the posts and strength you exude! Love to you all. xoxo

  3. Nancy Wardell June 10, 2018 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Happy post, hooray!!! Fingers crossed the UAB thing comes through. Love you all. Xxxx

  4. Jayne Aldrich June 10, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Prayers for continued good progress!💗

  5. Corey Abdeen June 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    So glad to hear that Mike is home and doing well. Hopefully he will get into the treatment program at UAB and his primary tumor will continue to diminish.

  6. Larry Cagle June 11, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Praise God and prayers for his continued recovery. He is a strong young man and I think about him daily. Continuing prayers for Gods control and blessings over this. Glad is he doing better. Now for PIZZA😄😁

  7. Jessica Kruger June 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    So thankful for a good update! Praying it only gets better from here!!

  8. Judy & Garry Cagle June 11, 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Happy to hear the great progress report and that Mike is at home now. Our continued prayers to you all for continued strength in the fight and that UAB has some good options to offer. Luv ya all

  9. Leigh Anne Rohl June 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    So glad to hear Mike is doing better and able to actually eat! Praying for him still and hoping for recovery all over his body! Please tell him I say hello!

  10. Courtney June 12, 2018 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I live and work in Birmingham. I’m more than willing to help in any way. My sister and Mike are really close. Let me help when you’re in my neck of the woods.

  11. Kelly Drake June 12, 2018 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Hallelujah, this is good news! Don’t stop praying!❤️❤️

  12. Pody June 28, 2018 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you every day Mikey and sending you all of our good JuJu/vibes/SuperHumanStrength!!!
    Love you man!!!


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